The Truman Show Synopsis
A man's life is arranged for him, captured on hidden cameras and broadcast internationally.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Delicately subversive, hypnotically sardonic, full of terror, banality and wafer-thin lyricism.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A sunny-looking movie about the darkest paranoia.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
An original, inspired piece of work.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Weir's offbeat directing makes the most of Andrew Niccol's inventive screenplay, which includes large doses of surprisingly sardonic satire...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I enjoyed The Truman Show on its levels of comedy and drama; I liked Truman in the same way I liked Forrest Gump--because he was a good...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A beautifully sinister and transfixing entertainment-age daydream.
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San Francisco Examiner

By G. Allen Johnson
A crowd pleaser that caters to our horror of totalitarianism, our love of personal freedom, our belief - justified or deluded - that...
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Funny... and the payoff is the most provocative Hollywood concoction in a while.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The result is a rarity on any screen: intelligent fun.
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By James Berardinelli
An appealing, offbeat, one-hundred minute diversion for those who really are tired of monsters tearing down buildings and action heroes...
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By Dragon_Girl
I think this might be the first movie that i watch in the movies long ago when it was first released in the theater. it was a good movie from what i remember. it got me thinking if everything we do...

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By lord-o-movies
this movie is a very original movie with a great performance by jim carry with a mind blowing ending...

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By Ratsgirl
I've felt like a Truman. Hasn't almost everyone at some point? My favorite part about the movie is the instrumental music. It sucks you in to his world of big smiles, simplicity, and simultaneously...

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Rated PG
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 10+ Thought-provoking story; outstanding performances.
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